Mahajan undergoes another minor surgery
The senior BJP leader continues to be on ventilator and dialysis support.india Updated: Apr 30, 2006 15:24 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan underwent a minor surgery here Saturday as he continued to battle for life, a week after being shot at by his brother.
Doctors at PD Hinduja Hospital, where the 56-year-old politician was admitted on April 22 after Pravin Mahajan shot at him from close range in a fit of rage, said Pramod Mahajan continued to be on a ventilator in the ICU.
Mahajan, a former central minister and a BJP general secretary, underwent a minor surgery to give him an abdominal wash, said sources in the hospital.
A CT scan was done on Friday to assess the injury to the politician. The scan showed that the injuries are the same as were assessed during surgery, said doctors.
Describing Mahajan's condition as critical, the hospital authorities said the politician's requirement of medication to support the blood pressure had gone up marginally since Thursday night.
Earlier, doctors had said his body was responding well to the gradual reduction of medication to maintain blood pressure.
Mahajan is still on dialysis support, said hospital sources, adding the three bullets remain lodged in his body and they were not of immediate concern to doctors.
A team of doctors is closely monitoring Mahajan's condition and the future course of action will be considered only after all the vital parameters completely stabilise.